Hydra ( the name means 'water' in Greek) is the capital and main port of the rocky island with the same name . What is special here is that motorized transport is forbidden. Even bicycles are not allowed. Transport of people and goods is made by cart, backs of donkeys, boat.
Since 1950 it has attracted artists from all over the world turning into a cosmopolitan artistic and cultural center.
From port to town
The Hydra with no cars
Hydra (multi-dragon, in mythology)
A cosmopolitan town and artist colony
Painters/writers find here inspiration
For their versatile cultural creation
It has a horseshoe port with yachts
Many cafes, tavernas and shops.
Timeless, stone charming houses
Separated by narrow paved alleys
No modern transport is allowed
On the island and in the small town
Tourists stroll in the cobbled lanes
Enjoying it all, despite leg pains.